Gadget Disasters: Learning from Bad Ideas

Gadget Disasters: Learning from Bad Ideas

by Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan
Gadget Disasters: Learning from Bad Ideas

Gadget Disasters: Learning from Bad Ideas

by Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan

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Overview

See some of the world's greatest gadget disasters from the palm of your hand. Find out how each gadget failed, what went wrong with its design or manufacture, and what programmers learned from their mistakes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496693747
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 07/01/2021
Series: Fantastic Fails
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 48
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan is an author and teacher from Pittsburgh, PA. She loves exploring history and science and has written over a dozen fiction and nonfiction books and graphic novels. Her books include The Science and Technology of Leonardo da Vinci and Animal Allies: 15 Amazing Women in Wildlife Research. Elizabeth lives with her family and pet schnoodle and loves board games, birding, and baking. She’s a lifelong runner and avid community scientist.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Eerie Voices: Edison's Talking Doll 4

Chapter 2 Playback Problems: The Laserdisc 8

Chapter 3 Movies in the Dark: Polavision 12

Chapter 4 Disposable Outfits: Paper Clothing 16

Chapter 5 Reading It Wrong: Readamatic Robot 20

Chapter 6 When Your Phone Blows Up: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Batteries 24

Chapter 7 Boost Me Up: Bell Rocket Belt 28

Chapter 8 Flailing Fingers: Rings 32

Chapter 9 A Real Stinker!: Smell-O-Vision 36

Chapter 10 Out of the Way!: Segway 40

Inventions by Kids 44

Glossary 46

Read More 47

Internet Sites 47

Index 48

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Useful for at-level third or fourth graders, or for hi-low readers in middle school reading at a third or fourth grade level; High interest topic ties to social studies curriculum; Inspires growth mindset

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